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by Kingman on February 26 at 8:50AM
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Kingman is a fan of most all meats in the cultural stew, especially of the musical variety. There's pretty much no music I don't like (country AND western) but I feel compelled to say this publicly: I do not like Dave Matthews.

It's just one of those things. I don't get him, never have, never will. I don't begrudge anyone who does dig him, but please keep it to yourself. Just thinking about those shrieking fiddles, pointless sax solos and doofy chord structures makes me reach for my nearest Dead Kennedys LP to perform an aural enema on my brain.

That said, guess what kids? Dave Matthews Band tickets go on sale for Citi Field today 10:00!

Press release follows:

Tickets for the previously announced Dave Matthews Band concerts at Citi Field Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 will go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. online at www.507TIXX.com and by phone at 718-507-TIXX.

Dave Matthews Band will be the second artist to perform at Citi Field following Paul McCartney's historic three sold-out shows in July 2009. The Grammy Award-winning group is touring Europe in support of its album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," its first studio album in four years.

The Mets are continuing their musical tradition of hosting some of the biggest acts in music that began with the Beatles' legendary musical christening of Shea Stadium in 1965. The former home of the Mets hosted acts including Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, the Police, the Rolling Stones, and the Who. Paul McCartney and now Dave Matthews Band are keeping the rock-n-roll spirit going at the Mets' new home.

The shows will be held rain or shine and are promoted by Live Nation






[February 26, 2010 9:53 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

I find it interesting that Live Nation (TicketBastards evil twin) is actually sponsoring, yet letting the Mets (507-TIXX) sell the tickets... Wonder what the cut is.

Regardless, its nice to see more and more stadium concerts at Citi. We didn't see nearly as many at Shea towards the end of her life. I wonder if it had to do with the Mets lease with the city, and not wanting the field mucked during a long road trip, or does it have to deal now with the Mets having absolute control over their domain, and actually getting a cut instead of the City.

Cheers!
-Doug

[February 26, 2010 10:56 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Jon said

Right there with ya.


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